September 22, 2006, Newsletter Issue #145: Homeschooling as Effective as Regular Schooling

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Think you can't teach as well as the pros? Maybe you can!

When thinking about the pros and cons of homeschooling, one common misconception about homeschooling is that homeschooled children don't do as well academically as their publicly educated peers. In fact, current research shows that homeschoolers do as well as or better than their peers academically; they score well on SATs and encounter no special problems pursuing higher education.

If you're seriously considering home schooling your child, chances are that you can do it well, so the biggest question you should grapple with is not whether you're child would actually learn from you in your home, but instead whether you are willing to put in the time necessary to truly do the job well.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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